Let’s Make This Brief

Published November 25, 2011 by isisimaginings

Right, let’s see if I can actually finish this post tonight. I’ve tried every night this week & gave up because I was so tired, I kept making mistakes. I’m still making Christmas cards – it’s neverending! Today, I managed to finish one. One!!! I may end up giving people a Post-It with “IOU 1 Christmas Card” written on it. 🙂

Here are two of the cards that I was asked to make by a friend in the US. The reindeer in the centre of the circle was the freebie stamp in the December issue of Craft Stamper magazine. Or was it the November issue? One of them. I think it goes well with the My Mind’s Eye patterned paper that I used on this first card. I made a tag from another piece of MME paper that has a Christmas carol on it & wrapped a piece of torn vellum around the tag.


Searching through my stash for an embellishment & found a pack of Dovecraft brads, one of which had a reindeer on it – perfect. I blended Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of a white card, layered everything & that was it.

For the second card I used the MME reindeer paper again, on a white 6×6, scalloped-edge card that I’d blended Vintage Photo DI on to. I think I also blended Stormy Sky or Chipped Sapphire distress inks onto the patterned paper, but can’t remember. I used Spellbinders Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities to cut a patterned length of dark blue cardstock for the centre of the card. When it was in place, I used a silver Krylon pen to colour the paper showing through the holes. I die cut a shape from a piece of Core’dinations Whitewash with a Nestie & embossed it with a swirly embossing folder. Another few Nestie shapes on the centre & the CS reindeer stamp again.


I couldn’t figure out where a sentiment would go, until another search of my Christmas stash uncovered another pack of brads & this square one seemed ideal.


And that’s enough from me. I shall be spending the weekend at an art workshop in London & I am very excited. I’ll tell you about it probably on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend & keep crafting.

Love & light.

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